The only organization where professionals interested in all aspects of
industrial relations and human resources come together to share ideas
and learn about new developments, issues and practices in the field.


The DC LERA Board of Governors encourages you to get involved in the organization in 2014...AND recruit a new member too!


A Message from
President Bill Scott...

Dear Friends,

For those who were able to attend our March 26th DC LERA luncheon, I want to extend my appreciation for your support and attendance.  If you were not able to attend, you missed:

  • A tribute to our past President Mary Jane MacArthur.

  • Ernie's funny, informative intro of our speaker, Frank Ferris.

  • A great talk by our speaker, Frank Ferris.

  • A number
    of noted guests. good food and camaraderie.

We more than met our attendance goal - an attendance number that required us to be moved to a more spacious room at the Women's National Democratic Club.  I sent a note of thanks to the staff of the WNDC for their services and for accommodating us as our attendance grew.

I encourage you to attend our April 23rd luncheon.  Mark your calendars.  Our success depends upon all of us!

Best regards,
Bill Scott

PS - Click here to find out what you missed if you didn't attend the March  luncheon.


Luncheon Program
Noon – Wednesday, April 23, 2014
at the historic Woman’s National Democratic Club

The Battle to Raise the Minimum Wage


Doug Hall
Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN)

Since 2009, the last increase of the federal minimum wage, low-wage workers in nearly every state have seen inflation erode their wages despite five years of economic recovery.  the current federal minimum wage of $7.25, a parent who works full time, year round, does not earn enough to be above the federal poverty line. But the obvious policy remedies — state and federal legislation to raise the minimum wage—are contentious. Our speaker, a veteran of the battles raging around government wage policies, will guide us through the propaganda, the myths, the data and the policy debates to assess the prospects for raising the minimum wage. Click here to learn more and register for the luncheon.

66th Annual


Plan now to attend the 66th Annual LERA Meeting May 29 - June 1, 2014 in Portland, OregonClick here to read what DC LERA members have to say about attending the Annual Meetings.


The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that same year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the IRRA with William Morris Leiserson as its president. In 2005, the IRRA became the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).  Click here to read more. 

Meet President Bill Scott

The DC Chapter of the Labor & Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) has elected William F. Scott (Bill) as its new President for 2014.  Click here to read more about Bill and his personal message. 


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Mark Your Calendars!

April 23, 2014

DC LERA Monthly Luncheon

Click here to find out
what you missed if you didn't attend the
March  luncheon.